Advantages of Spacer Bending
Spacer bending machines provide continuous corner bending,
which reduces stress points and the possibility of failure in the corners
of an IG. unit. Automated spacer bending has important production, quality
and cost benefits over operations cutting and keying.
First, spacer bending reduces labor costs for fast payback.
Any reduction in cost without a counter-reduction in quality is welcome,
making spacer bending a viable option. Bending cuts corner key
costs by about 75 percent. Spacer material use is also reduced by using
connect mode with our spacer bending machine, contributing to additional
cost savings. Spacer bending provides a more effective corner seal, which
in turn causes fewer warranty problems.
Spacer bending increases productivity
In addition to purely cost savings, spacer bending
also increases productivity (2,000 frames 24 X 36 in eight hours). It
provides superior gas retention and fast production of complex shapes
such as trapezoids and triangles without calculations. Production audits
have found spacer bending reduces production errors, while the more rigid
frames maintain their shape and are easier to handle. Additional productivity
gains are achieved through upgrade options such as automatic drilling
and downloading production files.
In addition to the base model bender Tools for Bending includes an optional
secondary motor, automatic drill, and material rack. A desiccant filler
is also available. This machine is not essential for basic spacer
bending, but will assist in productivity and efficiency when
filling frames after bending.
Tools for Bending has a detailed and helpful manual.
This manual includes information on calibration while spacer bending,
as well as how to set up and program the spacer bender. In addition, the
manual includes a troubleshooting guide should problems occur while spacer
Contact TFB for an updated guided manual
about spacer bending today!